Improving the Doors in Your Home

When it comes to protecting your home, the doors are the first and last line of defence. If you do not have a good set of doors in your home, you are asking for trouble. I discovered this the hard way when my home was broken into. The doors were old and wooden and not very strong. As soon as I had reported it to the police, I called in a contractor who could recommend some strong quality doors to protect my place. The contractor was great and I learnt an awful lot from him. I hope you enjoy my blog.

Keeping your shower screens clean


Shower screens add light and a modern look to a shower as well as helping keep the rest of the bathroom dry. However, if they're not cleaned regularly they can quickly turn streaky and unsightly. Fortunately, keeping your glass shower screens clean is a simple process, and even cleaning streaked and stained screens needn't be too challenging. 

Regular care

The best way to make sure your glass screens stay clean is to take regular care of them. A squeegee is an essential tool here; keep it in or near the shower and simply use it to wipe away excess water when your shower is finished. It only takes a moment and it will do more than anything else to ensure that your shower stays clear of streaks and buildup. 

Cleaning stains and streaks

If wiping down the screens every day isn't practical, or if your shower screens are showing some streaking or other buildup no matter how much you squeegee them, a more intensive cleaning may be in order. One simple way to clean your shower screen is with white vinegar. Pour vinegar, or an equal mix of vinegar and water, into a spray bottle and spray it on your screen. Scrub the screen firmly, then rinse with warm water and dry. Alternatively, wet the shower door, then rub it with a cloth dipped in bicarbonate of soda. The powder will mix with the water and form a paste; rinse it off with warm water, then dry and buff the screen with a microfibre cloth. 

Intensive cleaning

More serious staining and limescale buildup can call for even more energetic approaches. Buy a limescale removal spray and spray it on the glass surface. Always follow the directions on the bottle when using this type of cleaning spray. Once you've applied and removed the limescale remover, spray the whole screen with glass cleaner, wipe it down and gently polish. 

Cleaning fittings

If your shower screen has metal fittings, you may notice that they also become discoloured or attract a buildup of grime. To clean your fittings, simply spray them with bathroom cleaner and scrub them gently with a soft brush before wiping them dry with a soft cloth. 

Older shower screens can seem like a daunting cleaning challenge, but it is possible to remove even quite heavy soap scum and other buildup. Once you've cleaned your screen, a little regular care will help keep it looking bright and clear for a long time to come. 


16 November 2017